Politics - Seattle Post I. - 2015-03-11 18:08:09.

Bucks from wealthy backers put Eyman back in initiative business

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman, in hot water with former business benefactors, has attracted two wealthy contributors to fuel this year’s drive to get a measure on the ballot. The latest filings at the state Public Disclosure Commission show a $150,000 contribution to Eyman’s Initiative 1366 from wealthy Vancouver, Wash., developer Clyde Holland plus $100,000 from […]


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Politics - Seattle Post I. - 2015-03-11 18:08:09.

A Port pledge? Shell’s Arctic fleet out in 2 years, no more lightning leases

  The Seattle Port Commission is seeking a passage to calmer waters after facing protest and song over its lease of Terminal 5 to provide a staging area for Royal Dutch Shell’s Arctic oil drilling fleet. A motion, set for vote at a future Commission meeting, would require that Shell’s fleet be gone within two […]


Politics - Seattle Post I..

A WSU medical school in Spokane gets thumbs up from Legislature

The number of doctors trained in Washington could double in the next few years. Legislation giving Washington State University the green light to establish a medical school in Spokane passed in the Washington State Senate on Tuesday morning, hours after an identical bill cleared the House of Representatives. The legislation repeals a 98-year-old law that […]


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EX-UW President Young will make more than $1 million at Texas A & M

  University of Washington President Michael Young pledged his loyalty to the “Purple and Gold” when he arrived at Montlake four years ago. He is leaving for the gold — lots of it. Young was confirmed on Monday as the new president of Texas A & M University, for a compensation package far higher than […]


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UC Irvine meeting on flag ban cancelled by threat

A threat of violence prompted the University of California, Irvine to cancel a Tuesday meeting that was set to discuss a ban on flags -- including the U.S. flag -- in student government offices.

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Beverage industry scorns SF proposed legislation warning consumers of health risk caused by sugary drinks

The trade association CalBev, representing members of the non-alcoholic beverage industry, scorned San Francisco supervisors' plans introduced at Tuesday's board meeting requiring health warnings on advertisements for sugary beverages, ending advertising of such drinks on city property and ending city spending of taxpayer dollars on those drinks.



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